Art, 140 characters at a time
January 5, 2012 1:12 PM   Subscribe

I want to follow some conceptual art Twitter feeds. That is, Twitter feeds that are themselves works of art.

Some examples of what I am looking for:

Today's FPP about Jenny Holzer, Mom

ActualPerson084 (previously)

Horse_eBooks (previously previously)

I don't care if they are funny, weird, creep or funny and creepy as long as they are compelling. I am not looking for the official Twitter feeds of artists or comedians.

Bonus question: best way to read these on an iPhone?
posted by 2bucksplus to Media & Arts (31 answers total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
 
DadBoner.

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posted by downing street memo at 1:14 PM on January 5, 2012 [2 favorites]




The God Damn Batman
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:18 PM on January 5, 2012


Drunk Hulk
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:18 PM on January 5, 2012


AGentleBrees. And another very enthusiastic vote for Dadboner, which I FPPed here.
posted by jbickers at 1:20 PM on January 5, 2012


Your Aunt Diane
posted by Rock Steady at 1:22 PM on January 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


Dogs Doing Things is the weirdest, most abstract humor I have ever come across on twitter.
posted by drjimmy11 at 1:23 PM on January 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


Humor for Mens, a pretty great, over the top response to the awful(ly unfunny) Men's Humor feed.
posted by earlofrochester at 1:25 PM on January 5, 2012


TeenDad13
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:28 PM on January 5, 2012




Stealth Mountain may not be especially compelling, but it does what it does well.
posted by yellowbinder at 1:36 PM on January 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


I enjoy Very Short Story.
posted by Windigo at 1:41 PM on January 5, 2012


HalfPintIngalls
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:41 PM on January 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Fake Civil War

I'm not sure that Real Time WWII is "art" -- more like history, I'd think. Also, the replies to Stealth Mountain are the real work of art.
posted by Rock Steady at 1:50 PM on January 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


I mean Fake Civil War, duh.
posted by Rock Steady at 1:51 PM on January 5, 2012


TWURTING IN A THRAD by Greg Nog.
posted by carsonb at 1:53 PM on January 5, 2012


wise_kaplan
posted by ephemerista at 1:56 PM on January 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


@kschwitters is tweeting Kurt Schwitters' Ursonate, one line per day.

@everyword is tweeting every word.

@Eshackleton is tweeting Ernest Shackleton's expedition to the south pole in 1914.
posted by moonmilk at 1:58 PM on January 5, 2012


The twitterabsurdista's seem to be covered; for something different: there's ArjunBasu who tweets mini-stories.

Teju Cole is an author who tweets "little fates" of people in Nigeria; they are amazing.

There's a compendium book of Dan Sinker's tweets as faux-mayor elect Emanuel book, The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel

Errol Morris' tweets count as do Alain de Botton's
posted by stratastar at 2:00 PM on January 5, 2012


In a timeline full of politcal snark and attention whoring, I find Common Squirrel to be strangely soothing.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:57 PM on January 5, 2012


Wise_kaplan is incomplete without CrankyKaplan and real_kaplan. The latter will also be happy to sell you on Kaplan_Soothing and Kaplan_Premium but that should probably do you for now. P.S. CrankyKaplan is the best.

The Kaplans also seem to be affiliated with the alarming and violent relationship advice dispensed by Listen Up, Lady!.
posted by Adventurer at 5:02 PM on January 5, 2012


Read these on your iPhone by making a list and adding all these accounts to it in the Twitter app.
posted by anildash at 6:50 PM on January 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


I maintain a list of people who only say one thing -- suggestions welcome!
posted by sudama at 6:59 PM on January 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


I forgot about Nell, a program that finds names on the internet and tries to classify them within some random group: rivers, athletic teams, males, grains, visual artists, political organizations that are not part of the government. It's quite charming and sometimes hilariously incorrect.

On the other end of the spectrum, if you think it's hilarious when people make fun of Steven Tyler, No Teef Steven Tyler. I'm sorry, Steven Tyler.
posted by Adventurer at 7:48 PM on January 5, 2012




OneTweetPete
posted by eddydamascene at 9:59 PM on January 5, 2012


I'm so glad you asked. @WeBoughtAZ00 is the funniest thing I've read in ages. It's finished now, but read it from the bottom up.
posted by no regrets, coyote at 10:58 PM on January 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


In the same vein as Your Aunt Diane (and also mentioned on PCHH), Peanut Free Mom and Your Friend from High School (although not as good as it used to be).
posted by clerestory at 6:54 AM on January 6, 2012


Terrible Novel
posted by maya at 7:00 AM on January 6, 2012



posted by wcfields at 10:13 AM on January 6, 2012


I'm late to this thread, but the retweets in the Sarah PaIin USA twitter are a treasure trove of other art/surreal twitter accounts. Most of them haven't been mentioned here. For example, RAINBOW SATAN, Cats doing things, Leemanish.
posted by purple_bird at 9:46 AM on January 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


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